Natalia B. Perkins

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Natalia B. Perkins is a professor at the University of Minnesota’s School of Physics and Astronomy, where she studies theoretical condensed-matter physics. Her research focuses on developing and analyzing microscopic models of electronic systems with strong interplay between charge, spin, and orbital degrees of freedom and on geometric frustration. In particular, she is interested in understanding various unconventional quantum phases in correlated materials. She received her PhD from Moscow State University in 1997 and has been a fellow of the American Physical Society since 2016.


Resolving the Achilles’ Heel of Thermal Hall Conductivity Measurements

For a long time, researchers assumed that phonons could not contribute to the thermal Hall effect because of their lack of charge and spin. New work challenges this assumption. Read More »